Clayton Fire Company #1, Inc. held their annual appreciation banquet Saturday night to remember the events of the past year and to honor those members who stood out throughout 2011. A big part of the evening was the announcement of this years winners of the Steven Turner Memorial Award, Firefighter of the Year Award ,William R. “Ace” Carrow Award, and the Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year Award.
Dalton J. Rigney was given the Steven Turner Memorial Award, also known as the Young Fireman of the Year Award.
Dylan Chambers received the Firefighter of the Year Award, three years after being named the Young Fireman of the Year.
Gary A. Faulkner was presented with the William R. “Ace” Carrow Award, also known as the Fireman of the Year award.
In only the third year of the award, Peggy Ivory was named the Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year.
The new officers for the upcoming year also were announced Saturday.
The 2012 administrative officers are as follows: Samuel N. Sawyer, president; John M. Pridemore, vice president; Harvey W. Scott III, treasurer; W. Stephen Hudson, assistant treasurer; Robert P. Faulkner, secretary; Kenneth A. Virdin Jr., assistant secretary; Cheryl Hurlock, 1 yr. director; James J. Hurlock, 2 yr. director; Gary A. Faulkner, 3 yr. director; James J. Johnson, fire chief; Robert J. Lightcap, deputy chief; Mike Carroll, company historian/photographer; and Robert E. Shaner, company historian/photographer.
The 2012 fire line officers are as follows: James R. Johnson, fire chief; Robert J. Lightcap, deputy chief; Robert J. Davis, 1st assistant chief; Michael S. Lucas Jr., 2nd assistant chief; Joseph C. Jones Jr., captain; Alex Carrow, lieutenant; Kevin Crews, lieutenant; Tim Conrad, lieutenant; Noah Williams, fire recorder; Rodney W. Whalen, safety officer; and Roland Timmons, chief engineer.
The 2012 fire police are as follows: J. Wallace Hudson, John W. Davis Sr., Robert Lightcap, Ronald E. Burnett, George R. Ivory and Alan Dutton.
The 2012 Ladies Auxiliary officers are as follows: Georgia Davis, president; Tammy Faulkner, vice president; Margo Orlando, secretary; Kim Pridemore, assistant secretary; Danielle Lamborn, treasurer; Sharon Staats, assistant treasurer; Christina McKeown, financial secretary; and Peggy Ivory, pension officer.
The 2011-2012 Fire Prevention Queens are Little Miss Mackenzie Pope, Pre Teen Kaylee Davis, Junior Miss Samantha Sawyer, and Miss Linda Staats.